Govt to add 10,000 more medical seats across 58 colleges in 2017 academic session
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The government of India will be adding about 10,000 medical seats across existing medical colleges by upgrading their infrastructure in the next one year. Union Minister of State and Family Welfare, Faggan Singh Kulaste, has said that the increased capacity of the medical colleges will reflect in addition of 10,000 seats in 2017, through NEET.

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With the increased seats, the number of total undergraduate medical seats for the academic session 2017-18 may go up to 67,000.  The Union Minister also said that around 58 medical colleges across the country have been identified and it will be upgraded within the said time frame. The Minister was addressing a healthcare summit in Rajasthan on September 24, 2016.

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Currently, there are approximately 57,000 medical seats in India, wherein 28,000 seats are in government colleges while remaining 29,000 seats are with private medical colleges. Beginning 2016 academic year, admission to all government medical college and private colleges are conducted basis NEET exam, which is a single entrance exam in the country for providing admissions to MBBS and BDS seats across all medical colleges/universities in the country.

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Currently, all state government colleges contribute their 15% seats for All India reserve Quota. The admission counselling for 15% All India Quota seats is conducted by Medical Counselling Committee, whereas, that for state quota seats are done by Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) of respective states. Further, by an SC order, DMER in respective states are also responsible for conducting counselling for private and deemed medical institutions.


This year NEET was conducted in two phases, May 1 and July 24, 2016, respectively and the combined result was declared on August 16, 2016. A total of 4,09,477 candidates had qualified the entrance test, out of which 19, 325 had qualified for the 15% All India Quota counselling.


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neet ka exam kis class ma deya jhata hai

VIPIN KUMAR 17th Oct, 2019
Dear Candidate,
It's compative exam to get admission in MBBS and BDS course .
You can give this exam with appearing in 12th and AFtr 12th .
Good luck

sir neet ka leya kaysa kaysa tayri kara aur kya kya padna ho ga

VIPIN KUMAR 17th Oct, 2019
Dear Candidate,
First off its necessary to understand which type of question paper comes in neet . Then you have to check your self in which area you are good.
Then take less stress study smart and study basic fundamentals or ncrt book of class 11th  and class 12th.
You can easily crack the exam . Be focused and study smart .
Good luck .

I am preparing for ncert enough for organic chemistry friends are saying 11th organic chemistry requires knowledge out of it should I prepare organic chemistry for neet

Ashish pal Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

Hello dear aspirant.

It is generally advised to go through NCERT Books because most of the questions asked are from NCERT. If you complete NCERT Books then almost 85-90% questions will be asked from this book only so you will be having better chances of scoring.

But for complete detailed information and knowledge you can go through JD Lee organic chemistry.

Hope it helps.

Good luck


what is the details of neet exam 2020?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

Dear Sudipta, NTA hasn't released any official notification regarding NEET 2020 yet. However it has released an official schedule. From 2020. the admission to AIIMS and JIPMER also will be through NEET scores. So NEET will be conducted for approximately 1,10,000 MBBS seats in Medical Colleges across India.


  • Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, and Foreign Nationals
  • No upper age limit as of now. The Candidate should be at least 17 years by December 31st of 2020
  • You should have completed your 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as your Core Subjects.
  • 50% Aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST Candidates.
  • NIOS and Private Candidates are also eligible


Registration Dates: 2nd to 31st December, 2019

Downloading of Admit Cards: 27th March, 2020

Date of Examination: 3rd May, 2020

Date of Announcing Result: 4th June, 2020

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